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Citations Flex Class: MLA, APA, Work Cited and Reference Page

In this 4-week class, students practice citing in text and at the end of an essay in two different formats.
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Completed by 5 learners
Class

No live meetings

Over 4 weeks

12-17

year olds

1-9

learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun May 29

May 29 - Jun 25 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Description

Class Experience

Week One: The weekly video will discuss how to cite in text in MLA format. This is the "easier" of the two formats and often used in high schools. The practice samples will all focus on the MLA format and citing the sources in the body of the essay. 

Week Two: The weekly video will wrap up MLA by explaining how to properly craft a Works Cited page. We will talk about citing books and physical sources, but we will spend more time talking about citing online resources, as this will probably be where the majority of students' resources come from. The daily practice samples will give students six different potential sources to practice crafting into a Works Cited page. 

Week Three: Back to in text citations, but this time for the more complicated APA format. APA is used more often in colleges and universities. The extra rules make it a little bit more challenging to format, but with the right knowledge it can easier to navigate and understand. The daily practice samples will focus on formatting in the body of the essay in APA style. 

Week Four: We finish off with the Reference page at the end of an APA paper. Similar to the Works Cited page, the Reference page is an important part of any essay and students must format it correctly. The daily practice samples will focus on many online resources, as these are the types of sources students are most likely to encounter. 
I have a Master's degree in Creative Writing which required my own 30 page extended critical essay. During the past year, I have tutored many high school and college students about the importance of correct citations. Unfortunately, when students do finally cite information, they often do it incorrectly because they are confused and overwhelmed by all of their options. My goal is to inform and empower students as much as possible using the information I have gathered and learned over my own teaching career. 
Students will watch a weekly video and complete the daily challenges. There is also a weekly Kahoot quiz to take. Students are welcome to also submit one essay that they are working on or have completed to get feedback on all of the citations. They can use this detailed analysis to correct the essay on their own time. 
Any materials shown to students during class will be uploaded to the classroom for students' review. Nothing will need to be read or purchased before class. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The daily tasks that students complete and the questions that they share in classroom help me to understand their knowledge and comprehension of the topics we are discussing.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Janelle FilaLet's have some fun together!
872 total reviews
669 completed classes

About Me

I have a Master's degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, so I teach reading and writing classes. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years, in all age ranges and subject levels. 
This experience taught me that most kids enjoy... 
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